43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
On Jan. 26 1863 to conduct a raid on Federal picket line. From this modest beginning whould grow on of the best know of all ranger commands. By the end of the war, its roster would number almost 2,000 men. The leader of this little band was Private John S. Mosby. Mosby disbanded the 43rd at Salem on April 21,1865
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Company A
- Company B
- Company C
- Company D
- Company E
- Company F
- Company G
- Company H
- Company I
- Company K
- Unknown Companies
- Transfers from other companies
- Muster Rolls, Etc., 1861-1865. MSS., Fauquier County, Virginia Courthouse (Warrenton, Va.). Copy: FHL Film 31637 Item 3.
- Soldiers of Virginia who fought in her defence in the war between the states, 1861-1865: Muster Rolls: troops of cavalry, companies of artillery, and companies of infantry, organized, recruited or enlisted, in whole or in part, in the city of Lynchburg during the war between the states. MSS, Lynchburg City Courthouse (Lynchburg, Va.). Copy: FHL Film 1994905 Item 1.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Alexander, John Henry. Mosby's Men. New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1907. FHL Fiche 6082814 (3 fiche).
- Crawford, J. Marshall. Mosby and His Men: A Record of the Adventures of that Renowned Partisan Ranger, John S. Mosby, Colonel C.S.A.: Including the Exploits of Smith, Chapman, Richards, Montjoy, Turner, Russell, Glasscock, and the Men Under Them. New York: G.W. Carleton & Co., 1867. FHL Fiche 6082815 (5 fiche).
- Keen, Hugh C. and Horace Mewborn. 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Mosby's Command. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993. FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 92.
- Monteiro, Aristides. War Reminiscences. Richmond, Va.: Everett Waddey, 1890. Digital version at Google Books; FHL Fiche 6082816 (3 fiche).
- Mosby, John S. Mosby's War Reminiscences and Stuart's Cavalry Campaigns. Boston, Mass.: Geo. A. Jones & Co., 1887. Digital version at Google Books; FHL Fiche 6082818 (3 fiche). 1898 edition: FHL Fiche 6082819 (3 fiche).
- Mosby, John S. Stuart's Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign. New York: Moffat, Yard & Co., 1908. FHL Fiche 6082820 (3 fiche).
- Mosby, John S. and Charles Wells Russell. The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown and Co., 1917. Digital version at Google Books; FHL Fiche 6082817 (5 fiche).
- Munson, John W. Reminiscences of a Mosby Guerilla. New York: Moffat, Yard and Co., 1906. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082821 (4 fiche).
- Rahm, Frank H. Reminiscences of His Capture and Escape from Prison and Adventures within the Federal Lines. Richmond, Va.: D. Murphy, Printer, 1895. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082822.
- Richards, Adolphus Edwards. Monument Unveiled, September 23, 1899 at Front Royal, Virginia: In Memory of Seven of Mosby's Men Who were Executed After Surrundering. Richmond, Va., 1899? FHL Fiche 6082823.
- Scott, John. Partisan Life with Col. John S. Mosby. New York: Harper & Bros., 1867. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive. FHL Fiche 6082825 (6 fiche).
- Scott, John. During the War and After the War. Warrenton, Va.: Caldwell & Frank, 1896. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082824.
- Williamson, James Joseph. Mosby's Rangers: A Record of the Operations of the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry, from Its Organization to the Surrender, from the Diary of a Private, Supplemented and Verified with Official Reports of Federal Officers and Also of Mosby, with Personal Reminiscences, Sketches of Skirmishes, Battles and Bivouacs, Dashing Raids and Daring Adventures, Scenes and Incidents in the History of Mosby's Command Containing Over 200 Illustrations, Including Portraits of Many of Mosby's Men and of Federal Officers with Whom They Came in Contact, Views, Engagements, etc.; Maps of Mosby's Confederacy and Localities in which He Operated; Muster Rolls, Occupation and Present Whereabouts of Surviving Members. New York: R.B. Kenyon, 1896. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082826 (6 fiche).
- Williamson, James Joseph. Prison Life in the Old Capitol and Reminiscences of the Civil War. West Orange, N.J., 1911. Digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive; FHL Fiche 6082828 (2 fiche).
National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.